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2008-10-12 09:25:00

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google Inc., made a surprise visit on Saturday to Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the barren steppes of central Kazakhstan.

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2008-10-11 17:00:00

Officials with Russia’s space program said Saturday that a number of safety improvements have been made for spacecrafts returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS).

2008-10-11 00:00:03

An Austin, Texas, man in Kazakhstan is set to become the world's sixth space tourist and the first second-generation space traveler from the United States. Richard Garriott, 47, a computer game developer, is due to launch Oct.

2008-10-08 12:00:06

Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Almaty, 7 October: The National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazkosmos) does not rule out that in future, Russia may abandon the use of the Baykonur [space ground] and it [Kazkosmos] develops plans on the further functioning of the space centre.

2008-09-26 09:00:31

Russia launches rocket with navigator satellites MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Thursday from Baikonur cosmodrome, a Central Asian launching pad, with three navigator satellites atop, local media reported.

2008-09-20 03:00:09

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully carried the Nimiq 4 satellite into space for Telesat today. This was the fourth launch of the year, and 47th overall, for ILS.

2008-09-15 21:00:22

MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax-AVN) - The Baikonur spaceport is preparing to launch a Proton-M rocket with three GLONASS-M satellites onboard, the Federal Space Agency website said on Monday. The launch is scheduled for September 25.

2008-09-08 21:00:05

BAIKONUR. Sept 8 (Interfax-AVN) - A Soyuz-U rocket with a Progress M-65 spacecraft were mounted on Baikonur's launch pad, a source at the spaceport told Interfax-AVN. The Progress M-65 is due to take off at 11.49 p.m. on September 10.

2008-09-02 09:00:31

Russian rocket sends five German satellites into orbit MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Friday launched a Dnepr rocket to put five German satellites into orbit, news agencies reported.

2008-08-29 21:00:23

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Five German RapidEye satellites have separated from the Dnepr (intercontinental ballistic missile RS- 20) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday. "The satellites have been put into orbit.


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